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Sep 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
'm grateful for. >> reporter: and looking for help, with no idea where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and why search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are on scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it is safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we have yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what
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Sep 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
night. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, act six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried
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Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
options. many say cheaper is not always better. >> it used to be that those looking to save would have to make the drive to baltimore or dulles. >> i love southwest because it flies out of bwi. >> the first thing and look at is price. for most of the time, i can fly southwest really cheap. >> with southwest acquiring air tran, the low-cost carrier is expected to move into reagan national. many travelers are excited because southwest does not charge for checked bags or snacks. >> there are a lot of advantages for choosing them over any other airline. >> many business travelers say , first-t's first-come serve unseating leaves travelers who schedule late wheezing in middle seats. >> i hope they get reserved seating. >> what business travelers like is they will easily be able to get to major cities like new york, boston, and atlanta. southwest hope to have the merger complete in the last -- the next nine to 24 months. >> turning now to stunning news coming out of london -- the man who owns the country that -- the company that makes the popular segway is dead. he was found in a river at th
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
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Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >> this morning, we have some breaking news. the u.s. has launched a massive new offensive in southern afghanistan. 8,000 troops are trying to drive out insurgents from a key, taliban stronghold. our reporter is on the front line. >>> flood zone. as heavy rain and cresting rivers flood entire neighborhoods. and more rain is forecast for today. >>> manhunt, three suspects on the run, after a brazen, bizarre bank robbery. they kidnapped a bank teller the night before, strapped a bomb to him. and then, had him bring out the money. we'll have the latest. >>> and free again. a judge sends lindsay lohan back to jail for another month. then, another judge sets her free on bail. she is back out this morning. but will she end up back behind bars? >>> and we're very happy to have ashleigh banfield with us this morning. you are here, because the person who normally sits here is off for a very good reason. bianna golodryga, getting married today. >> what a great day. best wishes from everybody here to bianna. we remember it well, don't we? >> yes. >> some of us more recently than others. >> just one year ago,
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Sep 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. the warnings flew in from afghanistan, where the u.s. commander told our martha raddatz that while he supports first amendment rights, this -- >> could nonetheless endanger the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of follow citizens who are deployed around the world. >> reporter: where there was fiery reaction. in pakistan, they burned flags, and effigies of pastor jones. across the border in afghanistan, more flag burns and protesters chanted "death to the christians." insurgents there are circulating leaflets calling on muslims to raise your voices and fight together. iraq's president warned the burning would encourage more violence. and to hend that off, even donald trump stepped in to buy stake in the islamic cultural center. but late tonight there is great uncertainty about what was promised and who is to be believed. and diane, there is yet another twist here. just a few moments ago, pastor jones came out here, telling us he'd be lied to. that he was guaranteed the cultural center would be moved. that appears not to be the case. and so this controversy will continue. diane?
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Sep 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
they began keeping track 50 years ago. an increase of 4-in one year. >> people that used to be solidly middle class who are now looking over that cliff into the abyss. >> reporter: the government puts the poverty line at just under $22,000 a year for a family of four. today, we learned with the recession stealing jobs, the number of americans without health insurance has climbed to nearly 51 million. 4.4 million in just a year. and today, the rescue mission in los angeles told us they're seeing it. tents set up for families in the back of their chapel. this is one of those tents. a family of four will sleep here at night. the number has multiplied from a half dozen a year ago to nearly 60 today. more than one-third of those in poverty are children. we could not forget that video -- the high schoolers in california -- the faces behind this new report. >> we're like, four months behind rent. and just -- i have my brothers, we might be homeless pretty soon. >> reporter: we have followed chris schultz since that video. his father was out of work. his mother, a teacher's assistant, barely making t
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Sep 22, 2010 2:35am EDT
of using his authority to coerce two young men into having sex. the young men claim they were then given lavish trips, cars and even cash. they are now suing long, who is pastor of one of the nation's biggest baptist churches. >>> a man from western new york is on his way back to north carolina, charged with killing a police chief's daughter. michael harvey appeared before a judge in new york yesterday. harry very reportedly told police valerie hamilton died after an accidental overdose of heroin. at a church in her hometown outside charlotte. >>> eight city officials from bell, california, are due in court this morning on corruption charges. they're accused of paying themselves huge salaries in a scandal that triggered outrange far beyond california. here now is mike von fremd. >> reporter: a rauk does crowd gathered outside city hall as word spread that officials were being rounded up and arrested. one even had his door broken down by a police battering ram. >> they used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of bell as their own piggy bank, which they then looted at
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Sep 30, 2010 6:30pm EDT
: and by the president, the night before mother's day. >> this is a tough holiday for rahm emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother." >> reporter: two years ago, the president pressured emanuel to become his chief of staff, thinking emanuel's experience as a member of congress and former political director for the clinton white house would be indispensible for the president's ambitions agenda. a job he said he would do for at least two years. >> reporter: are you here until the end of 2010 for sure? >> yes. >> reporter: beyond? >> mind if i talk to my wife first about it? >> reporter: but he made no secret of his desire to head to the city with big shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor of the city of chicago. that's always been an aspiration of mine even when i was in the house of representatives. >> reporter: so from almost the very moment chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not seek re-election, emanuel and the president began talking about his departure. white house officials praised emanuel today for successfully strategizing for and pushing thro
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Sep 17, 2010 2:35am EDT
presence here today reminds us of our common christian heritage and of the christian contribution to the encouragement of world peace and to the economic and social development of the less prosperous countries of the world. >> reporter: the leader of the catholic church made this poignant message. >> let us never forget how the exclusion of god, religion, and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society. >> reporter: with thousands of well wishers waiting to catch a glimpse of pope benedict xvi the pope joined a parade on saint minian's day. but behind the pomp and pageant raye lurks controversy. the abuse by priests. the pope admitted the catholic church hasn't reacted decisively or quickly enough to take decisive actions. he says the church's top priority now is to help the victims heal. and the pope will get a chance to meet with around ten victims of sexual abuse here in england, most likely on saturday. rob? vinita? >> thanks to lama hasan live in london. >>> well, for one scottish catholic the pope's visit was a dream come true. susan
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00am EDT
a major announcement. >>> "obama's wars" the revealing book. taking us behind closed doors. what makes the president angriest? >>> and fire danger in southern california. the hottest day ever. so hot, it actually broke the day r city's main thermometer. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with a developing news story, which may be the highest resignation yet of president obama's inner circle. >> obama are getting for rahm emanuel, to say he is stepping down. it could come this friday. no final decision has been made. >> emanuel is a chicago native. and he wants to run for mayor there. his temporary replacement may come on friday. >> his departure would be in the heat of the midterm election campaign. and president obama will be back on the stump again today. >> emily schmidt is in washington with the developing story. good morning, emory. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. when barack obama ran for president, in 2008, the lines at his student events usually stretch as far as the eye that can see. that excitement translated into votes. tonight, president obama is goin
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Sep 1, 2010 3:20am EDT
, the long road home. as president obama said last night, the u.s. combat mission in iraq has come to an end. >> when our brave fighting men and women arrive back home there will be many smiling faces waiting for them. >> reporter: surprised faces overflowing with tears and love. for everyone, long journey ended. stru hugs so tight they seem to squeeze the months of worry away. there's the 10-year-old who made brave video diaries. >> master sergeant joe meyers is in iraq right now. >> not knowing, later at school -- >> there's my daughter. >> hey, baby. come here. >> daddy! >> reporter: in another classroom, a navy s.e.a.l., senior chief terry doss, appearing in daughter terian's third grade. waiti ining one year for daddy come home. >> reporter: and in san antonio, texas, another surprise. little taylor rias can't believe her eyes. >> i was thinking it was something different but it was my daddy. >> reporter: eight months without him, an eternity for a 5-year-old. >> it's a real joy to see her run to me like that. i'm not going to cry. >> reporter: when you're finally together, feeling too
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Sep 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
, we'll find it. when they delivered mom's power chair, i expected they'd show her how to use it once or twice. that man stayed for hours! whatever it takes, as long as it takes. that's our guarantee. why do we go to < uch great lengths? because making you mobile is our mission. we'llwork wit your doctor. we'll work with medicare and lçur private insurance. we'll even service your scooter anywhere in the country. call the sco÷"er store today. >>> welcome back, everybody. former british prime minister tony blair attended wednesday's mideast peace talks. and while in washington he spoke with "this week" anchor christiane amanpour. >> the two talked about the prospects in the middle east, george w. bush, and even princess diana. >> reporter: the interview coincides with the release of his memoir, "a journey." tony blair explained that he sees the key to breaking the impasse in the middle east. you say the biggest problem with the middle east peace process is that no one has ever gripped it long enough or firmly enough. the gripping is intermittent and intermittent won't do, it doesn't
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. >>> montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as
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Sep 29, 2010 11:35pm EDT
us, you know, and said, well, we're -- congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to to -- insurance when you reduce. >> reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. >> i was, like, we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. but i tried for four years to get a heart beat. you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christy got them on her personal health care plan which covered multiple births. when it came time to deliver by caesarian section, scotch and todd were at the hospital right alongside christy and her husband eric. >> it was fast, man. they said, we're starting in five minutes and it was like boom, we got the first one. and it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42, bam, bam, bam. >> while you process your first daughter, your second one's coming in. before you can fully digest that -- >> you hear a nurse yell. >> days later, the babies came home. to their family. >> and do you know whose biologic
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Sep 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly while officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. many tourists hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches expected to be closed tomorrow. and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. we'll let you know at the end of the broadcast the very latest, at that moment. >>> we turn now, though, to the gulf of mexico. and an incredible sense of deja vu. an oil pl
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Sep 24, 2010 2:35am EDT
. republicans need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the house. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map, the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. democrats showed no indication of cooperating on this gop to-do list and the white house dismissed it as more of the same failed policies. >> if it sounds familiar, it's because it's the same litany or catalog of failed policies that got us into this mess. >> reporter: standing in a suburban hardware store without jackets and ties the republican leaders said they are tuned in to the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspiring than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown so much strength at the grassroots level and just might be the key to a republican takeover. >>> georgia's senator saxby chambliss now admits a derogatory slur left on an internet discussion over gay rights apparently came from his office. the comment was posted on a blog discussing gay rights by a user identified as jimmy. the blog's readers were a
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the atlantic. it threw all its moisture and formed a low right over us last night. it's no longer a tropical system. it's just a big storm that's going to behave like a nor'easter and move inland all the way up the northeast. but it has plenty of rain with it. we're talking about a lot of communities coming in with flooding like this. this is right here, on my boots. robin, that's about a foot of rain we're standing in. many places from washington to new york, will see four to six inches of rain out of this storm. robin? >> it's such a mess. sam, we'll have more from you coming up. >>> we have breaking news for parents. a massive recall of children's products, including millions of tricycles and highchairs, all made by fisher price. lisa stark is in bethesda, maryland, with details on this. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: robin, these are the recalled products. everything from a highchair to a small, toy car. they have serious safety flaws. parents should stop using them immediately. it's a major recall, involving four, different fisher price products. first, nearly 1 million highchairs. so
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Sep 30, 2010 2:35am EDT
: duped by her claims she was viciously attacked with acid by a stranger. police say stroe used donations to pay for clothes, train tickets, an apple computer, even a chemical peel at a doctor's office. >> crying a lot. she's in a lot of pain with the acid being in her face. >> reporter: stroe claimed a stranger attacked her in a public park, throwing the acid in her face. >> i could hear bubbling in my skin. >> reporter: her story seemed suspicious. >> during the interview miss stroe admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> reporter: she admitted she'd bought drain cleaner, days later she entered a restroom near the park and rubbed the acid directly on her face. why? she told police the reason she applied the caustic substance was to first kill herself, secondly, to have a completely different face. outside of court, the woman who'd previously plenty to say about her alleged attacks was silent. her face said enough. stroe was released into the care of a psychiatric facility. that's where she'll stay as she awaits her trial. vinita, rob? >>> if you are awake with your newborn and you
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Sep 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
thing that caused us to do it. just a deep conviction from god that something has to happen. >> reporter: so he is praying. as are so many other people around the world. i'm terry moran in gainesville, florida. >> now more information's starting to come out about this guy. they said apparently he doesn't know any muslims personally and a lot of what he knows about the religion has come from youtube. a lot of question about who this guy is. >> countering extremism with extremism is what a lot of people are saying. it's interesting. in 2005 there was just a report out that some guards at guantanamo bay flushed a koran, and that incited deadly riots in afghanistan. when you later general david petraeus saying this could really hurt our armed men overseas, it is a worry. >>> coming up after the break, the results of a study on memory loss. >> who is osked more, men or women? you're watching "world n >>> in a new study that proves what women and myself have really known for years, that men are more forgetful. >> not surprised here. the study from the mayo clinic says as men age they are much
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Sep 16, 2010 2:35am EDT
in the u.s. but is still expected to make 30 million bucks in this country alone. >> you have to also wonder there has been a ban in europe. they've already halted, you know, in terms of giving it to patients. you have to wonder if that affected some of the revenue because in europe they're saying it's not a good idea. >>> >>> ford has unveiled its newest air bag that is designed to reduce injuries caused by their deployment. the air bags are located in the steering wheel. they promise to reduce injuries like broken ribs. they're designed to pull away from the driver's chest while protecting both the head and the neck. the air bag will be featured in the new ford focus, which goes on sale early next week. >>> while saving many lives in accidents, of course air bags have had a long history of causing injuries. >> one concern in the past was the connection between air bags and children. for more now we go into the abc news vault from september the 6th, 1996. >> reporter: they are comforting images of safety in action. in slow motion pictures of crash tests the air bags appear to gently
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Sep 28, 2010 2:35am EDT
: it is shades of vietnam, including allegations that soldiers at the base regularly use drugs, hashish laced with opium, to deal with the stress of their lives in afghanistan. >> fact is, stressful days. >> reporter: the military now confirms it is investigating the allegati allegations that the parents of adam winfield tried back in february to warn the army, that both innocent afghan civilians and u.s. soldiers were being put at risk. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> the fallout from the merger of southwest and air tran airways could impact travel in most of the nation. southwest is buying air tran for nearly $1.5 billion. the deal opens the way for southwest to move into 37 new cities, including atlanta, and will increase its presence in both new york and boston as well. southwest says it will drop air tran's baggage fees. >> a little bit of silver lining there. >>> here's a look at your weather. coastal rain from florida to new england. hail, downpours, flash flooding and 60-mile-an-hour winds around boston, new york and philadelphia. more flooding for the carolinas and showers from m
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. this is a huge clue that could tell us what caused america's worst environmental disaster. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: like some mangled creature raised from the deep this million-pound mass of steel could tell the story of what went wrong on april 20th and who is to blame for the worst spill in u.s. history and the deaths of 11 men. >> bringing this to a conclusion for the investigation to move forward for the families is a major, major thing for the memories of them 11 men. >> reporter: the busted blow-out preventer or b.o.p., is such a key piece of evidence that the fbi documented every step of its slow rise to the surface and agents will remain with it even as it's hauled to an ultra security nasa installation. forensic teams from a half dozen agencies will scrutinize every inch of it. >> what they'll be looking for is why the sort of last-ditch measure didn't work. >> reporter: five stories high, the b.o.p. was a series of valves and ramps designed to slam shut in the event of a leak, the last line of defense. but as we learned at the the blow-out prevention center this was not one
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Sep 28, 2010 12:13pm EDT
for the coastal areas. old town alexandria and those places. for the rest of us, quiet and dry this afternoon. a little blue in the sky. the clouds will begin to wear away a little this afternoon. wind gusts around 20 miles an hour. 24 miles an hour at reagan national airport. three spots, ashburn, 74 degrees. three-quarters of an inch of rain since midnight. about a half-inch of rain in barnesville. in the district, just a little rain. 77 degrees for the high temperature so far. temperatures are warm and slowly, 78 get the airport, 73 in hagerstown. only in the '50s off to the north and west, 59 into the bird. 53 in detroit. cooler air will remain mainly to the north and east of us. it will work its way to our area this weekend. there's a big change in the air masses. an area of low pressure is vowel is spinning out of here. heavy showers are moving across the delmarva peninsula and ocean city and moving toward new york. better news for the overnight. a pleasant morning tomorrow. the area of low pressure will develop and pick up tropical moisture. we could be looking at a heavy rain as early
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